The final presentation of the H. Lee White Marine MuseumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2009 History Lecture Series will feature Michael Redding, of Oswego. The lecture will take place Saturday, October 10th, at 1:30 pm at the Marine Museum. . During this session, Mr. Redding will discuss the role of OswegoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own 147th NY Volunteers in the Civil War with particular emphasis on the individual stories of several individual soldiers. This regiment mustered in on September 22, 1862, mustered out on June 7, 1865 and was active in the defenses of Washington, north of the Potomac. During its service, the 147th lost 11 officers, 336 enlisted men to disease, battle and other causes.
Mr. Redding, who recently retired as Harborfest director, is a member of the Oswego County Roundtable on the 147th Regiment. For this group, he has carefully extracted officers’ and enlisted men’s data from published compilations.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have known Mike for many years, working with him on the Oswego County Tourism Coalition and then on the Advisory Council. Beyond his commitment to cultural tourism in our community, Mike is a dedicated civil war historian. I am pleased he will be rounding out our lecture series,Ã¢â‚¬Â stated Mercedes Niess, Executive Director of the Marine Museum.
Admission to this program is FREE. The Marine Museum is located at the end of the West First Street Pier in OswegoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Historic Maritime District.Ã¢â‚¬Â For more information about this program or other Museum activities, please contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 315-342-0480 or [email protected] Also, visit the web site at www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com.